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02-24-15, 10:47 AM   #1  
poulan 4000 chainsaw issues

I was given a Poulan 4000 chainsaw to buck some logs. The stupid thing won't start. I'm sure it's a carb adjustment issue. I've tried adjusting it from scratch but it won't even start to tune it. Any thoughts on what I can do?

 
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02-24-15, 11:49 AM   #2  
Is this an old saw?
How often does it get used?
I've found it's more often then not trying to run it with old fuel or a dirty carburetor then any adjustments being needed.
A big help is to never run ethanol fuel in it or at least add an additive to counter act the effects of it.
Not going to use for a while dump out the left over fuel and let it run until it stops.

 
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02-24-15, 12:42 PM   #3  
It is an older saw. The guy I got it from can't remember when it was run last. It was dry when I got it though. No fluids in it. I'm pretty sure I have ethanol free gas too.

 
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02-24-15, 12:45 PM   #4  
Also I had it running for a bit but then it died when I took the choke off and wouldn't start again or even sound like it wanted to.

 
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02-24-15, 02:46 PM   #5  
Sure sign of a messed up carburetor.
Does not take much to mess up those tiny orifices.
I do not even mess with trying to rebuild them I just replace them.

 
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02-24-15, 02:58 PM   #6  
Have you made sure the air filter is clean? checked the fuel line and filter? checked the sparkplug?


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02-24-15, 03:41 PM   #7  
Air filter cleaned thoroughly and a brand new spark plug. Fuel line and filter might be a possibility. I was trying to avoid getting too in depth as I don't have a lot of spare time.

 
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02-24-15, 04:03 PM   #8  
I've been looking all day for a replacement carb but they're not made any more. Should I try the repair kit?

 
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